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Beken & Son : Cowes

The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles in 'Bluebottle' c.1958

RCIN 250129

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Prince Philip started sailing while he was at Gordonstoun School in Scotland. He can be seen above with Prince Charles in the Dragon Class keelboat Bluebottle. The boat was a gift to The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their marriage from the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, Isle of Wight. The Duke sailed it competitively for a number of years.